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Last Night Critical Needs
There is a lot that still needs to be done for the Last Night Santa Cruz DIY Parade and Celebration. A quick list of critical Last Night needs.
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Is there still a chance to get involved?
Absolutely. There is a
lot that still needs to be done. And we need lots of
help. Here is a quick list of critical Last Night needs.
Email us as soon as
possible if you can help.
Check out this list of 7 ways you can get involved.
- Art&Revolution's Giant Puppets needs fifteen
people to operate them.
- The Trash Orchestra has more instruments than
people to play them. We need ten more trash orchestra players
(no previous percussion marching band experience necessary).
- We need your help along with a half dozen
people making Last Night banners
- We need a dozen people in the parade's
Sweeping Tail to clean up after the parade.
- We need two experienced people to
serve as police liaison
- We need an experienced group for
safety and security
- We need lawyers and legal support
- If you are an experienced videographer,
we need you to document the parade
- We need still photographers to
document the parade
What Is This?
As opposed to the city sponsored First Night, Last Night is a decentralized, collective, spontaneous, open, public New Year's Eve celebration.
DIY stands for do-it-yourself. And that is what we are doing.
A little bit of planning, a little bit of work, some getting together.
This is our celebration that you and I make happen.
This is not a paid gig, not something organized or well-planned.
It's a people's event. We are doing this just for the love of it.
The latin root of the word amateur means to love (as in te amo or mi amor). So an amateur is one who does something for the love of it. And in that sense, we are all amateurs here. Let downtown be filled with music and dancing as we ring in the new year!